Designing to Minimize Use Errors

If misuse of your medical device can harm patients or clinicians, human factors engineering and usability engineering  are important for products intended for the U.S. market. While most people working on medical devices are aware of the need, there’s less certainty about the method and decision points relevant to their unique device. Here are some things to consider when designing medical device user interfaces.

December 09, 2020

Improve Scientific Software with These UX Design Best Practices

ICS and Boston UX's Stephanie Van Ness and Boris Savic delve into the design of scientific software applications, offering ideas for creating an exceptional user experience for life science and biopharma scientists dealing with highly complex and rapidly changing data.

September 22, 2020

Networking Apps are Helping People Meet Remotely

In this TechRepublic article, ICS/Boston UX CEO Peter Winston and Chief UX Strategist Dorothy Shamonsky discuss the role professionally oriented networking and meeting apps play during the pandemic. They address the challenges posed by the abundance of platforms, as well as usability and business advantages. 

August 31, 2020

6 Common Safety Principles to Make Medical Devices Safe

ICS' Milton Yarberry takes a look at common safety strategies used by medical device designers and manufacturers in this article in Today's Medical Developments online magazine. 

June 04, 2020

Ventilator Shortage Sparks Technology Partnership Between RespiraWorks and ICS

Ventilator nonprofit composed of volunteer engineers taps ICS to create embedded touchscreen for low-cost, long-term use ventilators in developing countries.

May 14, 2020

Great Interface Design Is the Key to Human-robot Performance

ICS and Boston UX's Stephanie Van Ness and Boris Savic explore the impact good UX has on human-robot interactions in this piece in Design News.

February 26, 2020

High school students design better communities alongside architects

Working with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ICS created an interactive digital game aimed at helping teenagers discover how architects collaborate to build stronger communities.

February 18, 2020

Introducing GreenHouse: a Rapid Development System for Building Embedded Touch Devices

Exciting news! We've developed a smarter way to build embedded devices and we want to share it with you. 

February 12, 2020

Don’t Touch: Gesture Tech Is Reshaping How We Interact with Devices

ICS explores how can gesture technology can improve procedures and interactions in the healthcare and medtech space.

December 02, 2019

How Software Prototypes Can Feed Your Quality System

Milton Yarberry discusses how prototyping can accelerate development under design controls when developing medical devices in this article in Medical Design and Outsourcing.

November 13, 2019